This is the week Dating Agency: Cyrano
and me finally clicked and I fell in love. We are not a couple bound by the red string of fate. We’re more like the struggling high school students that sealed their romance in episode 5 with the help of a used bandage or the chefs that began their journey toward S&M bliss in episode 6.
Let’s rewind, drama-style: last week, I failed to fully connect with Cyrano
. I felt blocked like the windpipe of a drama character that eats kimbap too quickly. I worried that the sensation would never go away and I'd spend the rest of these reviews doing the metaphorical equivalent of beating on my chest to try to make things right.
Meanwhile, my husband played the role of dating agency employee, reminding me of the adorable moments that I was overlooking, particularly focusing on the super cuteness of Sooyoung as Min Young. Then, in a twist that seemed truly like something out of a drama, a terrible accident happened in my little neighborhood (thankfully not harming anyone I know) and all I could think about was how I needed two 45-minute doses of escape into a brighter, funnier, and sweeter place.
And, wow, Cyrano delivered this week. Here are my top 5 moments of cute and funny:
1. Sherlock punching with Hulk hands. A generally serious character + Hulk smash hands = comedy gold.
2. Not turning car around like a drama character. As Shai mentioned in her review
, Min Young's statement about not making a u-turn in the car as if she and Sherlock are in a drama was a hilarious meta reference to fact that traffic laws don't usually seem to apply to k-drama characters when love and companies are on the line.
3. Potato peeling. I'm just going to leave this here.
4. Conversation about M. As in, S&M--hello cable! Last week, I bemoaned the lack of meddling mothers-in-law and k-food on many cable dramas, but this week Cyrano
showed us one of the benefits of cable dramas: slightly racier storylines. Fifty shades of nae!
5. Comic Relief Gangsters. I am so confused about who these guys are and what they're up to, but they remind me of great k-drama gangsters from other shows (the "uncle" from Bad Family is my favorite) and seem almost like one of the funny, slapsticky pairs from plays or old films, so I look forward to seeing them each episode.
What were your favorite moments of adorable hilarity this week?
Given that a Tous les Jours
pastry shop is the setting for some of the scenes in the latest episodes of Dating Agency: Cyrano,
I’m going to be writing my review of next week’s episodes from NYC’s Koreatown Tous les Jours
Do you have any questions about the k-pastry chains you’ve see on dramas and variety shows? Any items you’re curious about? Let me know and I will investigate!
More Dating Agency: Cyrano Drama Club Posts:
Episodes 5-6 [ Part 1
] [ Part 2
] [ Part 3
] [ Part 4 ]
Episodes 1-4 [ Part 1
] [ Part 2
] [ Part 3
] [ Part 4
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